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Grandfather Presents: David Sibley

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$20.00 – $30.00

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until 2022. More information, including dates, registration, etc., will be released at a later date.

On Thursday, Aug. 12, Grandfather Mountain will host one of the world’s preeminent ornithologists, David Allen Sibley, as part of its Grandfather Presents speaker series.

Sibley is the author and illustrator of a series of nature guides, including The New York Times best seller, “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” and his most recent book, “What It’s Like to be a Bird,” which was released in April 2020 to wide acclaim.

On “What It’s Like to be a Bird,” NPR writes, “Lingering over every page of ‘What It’s Like to Be a Bird,’ this is what can be seen: The book’s beauty mirrors the beauty of birds it describes so marvelously.”

Sibley has contributed art and articles to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching and North American Birds. He also wrote and illustrated a syndicated column for The New York Times.

He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York’s Eisenmann Medal.

During his Grandfather Presents lecture, Sibley will touch on conservation, environmental philosophy, art, adventure and ecology, as well as meet and greet with attendees. Copies of “What It’s Like to be a Bird” will also be available for purchase and signing.

Tickets to the event cost $30 for general admission and $20 for members of Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club. To join Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club annual membership program, visit http://bit.ly/gfmbridgeclub.

General admission tickets go on sale Monday, July 19.

This event is now SOLD OUT. To be put on the waiting list please send an email to judi@grandfather.com.

Event Schedule
• 6 p.m.: Doors Open
• 6:30 p.m.: Presentation, followed by 15-minute Q&A
• 7:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet and Book Signing
• 8:30 p.m.: End


August 12
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20.00 – $30.00
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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